1991

29 December 1991 – County has a rich musical tradition

2021-08-11T11:53:22-04:00December 29th, 1991|1991, Yesteryears|

Carroll’s Yesteryears 29 December 1991 County has a rich musical tradition by Joe Getty Frizzleburg Independent Sax Band…Copperville Cornet Band of Carroll County…Snydersburg Silver Cornet Band…Lincoln Brass Band of Westminster…Carroll County Reed Band…Morgan Chapel Cornet Band…Double Pipe Creek Cornet Band…Carroll Musical, Social & Benevolent Club. These are a few of the names of former bands listed [...]

22 December 1991 – Time for tree trimming traditions

2021-08-11T11:53:38-04:00December 22nd, 1991|1991, Yesteryears|

Carroll’s Yesteryears 22 December 1991 Time for tree trimming traditions by Joe Getty Holiday customs serve an important role in making the changes of time in our personal lives as well as the history of our communities. This is especially true during our end-of-the-year holidays when we repeat rituals that continue local traditions in the home [...]

08 December 1991 – WWII touched lives of every citizen, every town in U.S.

2021-08-11T11:53:59-04:00December 8th, 1991|1991, Yesteryears|

Carroll’s Yesteryears 08 December 1991 WWII touched lives of every citizen, every town in U.S. by Jay Graybeal Fifty years ago today President Franklin D. Roosevelt addressed a joint session of Congress. He spoke of the Japanese surprise attack on the American forces at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on the previous morning, a day he said would [...]

01 December 1991 – Victorian tea celebrates Christmases of past

2021-08-11T11:54:16-04:00December 1st, 1991|1991, Yesteryears|

Carroll’s Yesteryears 01 December 1991 Victorian tea celebrates Christmases of past by Joe Getty You are invited to attend the Historical Society’s annual Victorian Christmas Tea this afternoon from 1 to 4 p.m. Each year, our members and friends get together for an open house to celebrate the holidays and share friendship and stories about Carroll [...]

24 November 1991 – Medals honored 1916 border guard

2021-08-11T11:54:29-04:00November 24th, 1991|1991, Yesteryears|

Carroll’s Yesteryears 24 November 1991 Medals honored 1916 border guard by Jay Graybeal Seventy-five years ago 106 local Maryland National Guardsmen returned home after spending nearly five months guarding the Mexican border. While the soldiers stood guard on the border, local citizens took care of their families. A group of local citizens met on June 22, [...]

17 November 1991 – 1916: Troops, tension on the Mexican border

2021-08-11T11:54:46-04:00November 17th, 1991|1991, Yesteryears|

Carroll’s Yesteryears 17 November 1991 1916: Troops, tension on the Mexican border by Jay Graybeal The recent return of military personnel involved in the Middle East brings to mind another homecoming that took place seventy-five years ago. Eighty-two members of Co. H, 1st Maryland Infantry, and the twenty-four members who comprised the regimental band, received their [...]

10 November 1991 – German influence evident in elements of Carroll culture

2021-08-11T11:55:07-04:00November 10th, 1991|1991, Yesteryears|

Carroll’s Yesteryears 10 November 1991 German influence evident in elements of Carroll culture by Joe Getty The European source region of Carroll County’s Germanic traditions is fertile ground to study the roots of our local heritage. Many elements of local culture, such as architecture, decorative arts, crafts traditions, and daily customs, have precedents in the European [...]

03 November 1991 – Halloween traditions passed down

2021-08-11T11:55:22-04:00November 3rd, 1991|1991, Yesteryears|

Carroll’s Yesteryears 03 November 1991 Halloween traditions passed down by Joe Getty Halloween reminiscences always lead to a discussion of trickery and practical jokes. As a child growing up in Manchester, I always heard stories from other boys about their favorite Halloween prank. In the 1960s, soaping up car windows and throwing corn on the porches [...]

27 October 1991 – Francis Scott Key never forgot Taneytown roots

2021-08-11T11:55:36-04:00October 27th, 1991|1991, Yesteryears|

Carroll’s Yesteryears 27 October 1991 Francis Scott Key never forgot Taneytown roots by Joe Getty Highlights of Taneytown’s heritage will be featured at the Historical Society of Carroll County’s annual dinner meeting Nov. 7. Carroll County’s most illustrious native son, Francis Scott Key, was closely associated with the people and activities during the early history of [...]

13 October 1991 – Pennsylvania German culture evident in county

2021-08-11T11:44:12-04:00October 13th, 1991|1991, Yesteryears|

Carroll’s Yesteryears 13 October 1991 Pennsylvania German culture evident in county by Joe Getty Pennsylvania German culture influenced many elements of our local heritage. Carroll County’s architecture, decorative arts, foodways, customs, folklore as well as our economic, political and social history reflect the ethnic traditions of the Pennsylvania Germans. A search for these Pennsylvania German roots [...]

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